Winemaker, Director of Production - Ornellaia
Born in Munich, Germany, on 19 November 1971. In 1993, after completing high school, he moved to France, in the Bordeaux region, where he obtained a diploma in Agriculture, "Viticulture Oenologie," from the Lycée d'Enseignement Général et Technologique Agricole de Bordeaux (LEGTA), and got his first experience in vinification at Château La Tour Carnet, in Saint Laurent du Medoc. In 1999, still in Bordeaux, he obtained a Masters in Agronomy from the Ecole Nationale d'Ingénieurs des Travaux Agricoles and the Enological School of Bordeaux, finishing with a thesis dedicated to the premature aging of the Chardonnay-based whites of Limoux. He then transferred to Macau en Médoc, where in 2000 he acted as consultant, representing the wines of many prestigious Bordeaux estates, for Bovitis SARL. The following year in Saint-Emilion, he took the position of Enologist in charge of Production for the Château Fourcas Loubaney and the Château la Dominique Saint-Emilion, Grand Cru Classé and Château la Commanderie de Mazeyres Pomerol, a post he held until 2004. Since January 2005 he has been Winemaker and Director of production and for Tenuta Dell'Ornellaia - Bolgheri (Livorno). Of French-German origin, he has perfect mastery of Italian, English, French and Spanish.